out of inodesThis article shows you how I dealt with an "out of inodes" problem.
How’d it happen?I was installing the entire ports tree on a new box. It froze. So I restarted it. Then it froze again. OK, this time I noticed the following messages on the console:
Jul 5 14:25:48 little /kernel: pid 431 (cpio), uid 0 on /usr2: out of inodes Jul 5 14:26:19 little last message repeated 2550 times Jul 5 14:28:20 little last message repeated 10276 times Jul 5 14:28:25 little last message repeated 451 times
inode backgroundThe problem is that we didn’t have enough inodes. This is a common problem when you have many files of a small size. If you look at the man page for newfs, you’ll see the following:
-f frag-size The fragment size of the file system in bytes. It must be a pow
I didn’t know what inodes were when encountering this problem due to qmail saving up loads of undelivered messages. Now I do know.
Yeah, undeliverable mail building up in /var taking up all your inodes really sucks a wonker.Jonatan Wallmander wrote: